Stay-Motion Kinnikuman: The Misplaced Legend Collection Casts Akira Kamiya

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Kamiya will voice unspecified character in October collection impressed by wrestling superhero manga


The official web site for WOWOW‘s Kinnikuman: The Misplaced Legend live-action collection revealed on Tuesday that voice actor Akira Kamiya will be part of the collection’ solid, lending his voice to an unspecified character. Kamiya beforehand voiced the character Kinniku Suguru (the titular Kinnikuman) within the 1983 Kinnikuman anime and in lots of anime movies within the franchise.

The present’s story facilities across the fictional manufacturing of a live-action film based mostly on Yudetamago‘s wrestling superhero manga Kinnikuman. The collection is about in 2019, when the Kinnikuman manga impressed the (fictional) manufacturing of a film titled Muscleman. On the day earlier than the film’s announcement, the manufacturing group runs into hassle. Within the story, Gordon Maeda (seen beneath) has been solid because the character Warsman in Muscleman. He and his co-stars embark on a journey to find the “secret previous” of Muscleman, in an effort to get the film’s manufacturing again on its ft.

Gou Ayano performs himself within the collection. Within the present’s story, he performs the function of Robin Masks and acts as a producer of the in-story movie Muscleman. Ayano will likely be a key a part of the story, directing the investigation of what’s stopping the manufacturing of the Muscleman movie.

Tina Tamashiro (seen beneath) and award-winning director Sion Sono will each additionally play themselves within the present. Tamashiro is solid to play the character Alexandria Meat within the in-story movie Muscleman, whereas Sono is the director of that movie. Within the story, Ayano has solid Tamashiro and Maeda.

The collection will premiere on WOWOW on October 8. Tetsuaki Matsue is directing the collection, and Takeshi Takemura is penning the scripts. (The 2 beforehand collaborated on the manga-based documentary collection Yamada Takayuki no Tokyo Kita-ku Akabane.)

The manga creator duo often called Yudetamago resumed their authentic Kinnikuman wrestling manga as a free net manga in 2011. The creators went again to their first 1979 Kinnikuman storyline and continued the place they final left the story in 1987. The unique manga has impressed numerous tv anime collection and movies. Yudetamago beforehand revealed a Kinnikuman one-shot manga in Shueisha‘s Grand Bounce journal in 2015, after which revealed a one-shot in Weekly Shonen Bounce for the primary time in 11 years in June 2019.

Toy figures of Kinnikuman have been imported into the US underneath the “M.U.S.C.L.E” model title within the Eighties. Viz Media then launched Takashi Shimada and Yoshinori Nakai‘s Kinnikuman Nisei – Second Generations manga sequel in North America as Final Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy, and 4Kids Leisure broadcast the anime adaptation on tv.

Sources: WOWOW, Comedian Natalie


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